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Microbes Increase CO2 in Air Due to Warming Oceans
News   Apr 30, 2019

CO2 regeneration may become faster in many regions of the world as the oceans warm with changing climate. This, in turn, may reduce the deep oceans’ ability to keep carbon locked up.

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Biodegradable Bags Can Still Hold Shopping After Three Years in Environment
News   Apr 29, 2019

Biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years, a new study shows.

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A Spoonful of Peppermint Helps Dinner Go Down
News   Apr 29, 2019

Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, report investigators.

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High Blood Levels of Environmental Pollutant Linked to Premature Death
News   Apr 29, 2019

There is a correlation between high levels of the long banned environmental pollutants polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the blood and premature death.

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Unpicking Air Pollution in the World's Coldest Capital
News   Apr 26, 2019

A research team conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of airborne particulates were determined, and indicated that the degree of air pollution varies markedly by district and season.

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Marine Viruses Detailed From Pole to Pole
News   Apr 26, 2019

New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world’s oceans, increasing the number of known virus populations tenfold.

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Taking the Petro Out of the Petrochemicals Industry
News   Apr 26, 2019

An alternative technology — renewable electrosynthesis — could usher in a more sustainable chemical industry, and ultimately enable us to leave much more oil and gas in the ground.

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It's OK to Indulge Now and Then
News   Apr 26, 2019

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar control and insulin levels. However, the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases.

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Modifying Rice Preparation Could Reduce Harmful Arsenic
News   Apr 25, 2019

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world, now researchers have found a way to reduce the problem by modifying processing methods at traditional, small-scale parboiling plants.

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Detecting Stress With Color Change
News   Apr 25, 2019

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind elastic polymer blend that displays white fluorescence when deformed and then goes dark after relaxing back to its original shape which could warn of damage developing in a material before the stress causes structural failure.

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